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by Scribo
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Civilization and Culture of the Greeks and Romans
Topic: Visit to Greece, especially Aegina
Replies: 8
Views: 924

Re: Visit to Greece, especially Aegina

I think I am going to agree with Joel on this, re: colours. I recall seeing some much better reconstructions by an Austrian (?) archaeologist. The thing is, the fragments of pigment we retain are open to widely differing interpretations in terms of intensity and hue*. The surviving paintings we have...
by Scribo
Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: Rules of Textual Criticism as Adduced by Some Bib. Scholars
Replies: 17
Views: 1017

Rules of Textual Criticism as Adduced by Some Bib. Scholars

I have not read these yet, no doubt I will dislike them when I do, but none the less I post this here for your perusal. http://www.bible-researcher.com/rules.html Abstract: When the manuscripts differ, how do scholars decide which words are the original ones? There is more to it than simply choosing...
by Scribo
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Writing 'Ancient Greek' in Ancient Greek
Replies: 8
Views: 549

Re: Writing 'Ancient Greek' in Ancient Greek

Yes, it's a tendency that arrises fairly early in Greek when describing languages. I suspect metonymically from e.g "Greek things" to including language. So, for example, Sanskrit can be Indike (though more usually he indike glossa) and then (ta) Indika. Latin was, confusingly, referred to e.g as Ro...
by Scribo
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Writing 'Ancient Greek' in Ancient Greek
Replies: 8
Views: 549

Re: Writing 'Ancient Greek' in Ancient Greek

???? Obviously the term wasn't used, but would have been the same as in modern Greek: ἀρχαῖα Ἑλληνικά.
by Scribo
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civilization and Culture of the Greeks and Romans
Topic: Classics Lectures
Replies: 4
Views: 715

Re: Classics Lectures

Ah, excellent. The rest of the Classics podcasts may be found here: https://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/units/faculty-classics I heartily recommend the Gaisford lectures, as each year they're incredibly stimulating. The British School at Athens (BSA) has several incredible lectures on topics as diverse as Myc...
by Scribo
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Civilization and Culture of the Greeks and Romans
Topic: Classics Lectures
Replies: 4
Views: 715

Re: Classics Lectures

This is an excellent idea for a thread, perhaps we could move it to 'civ & culture' and open it up to both sides of the Classic's coin?

If it's available online, the Syme's lecture from 2011 or 12, given by Denis Feeney is absolutely worth listening to. I remember them recording it at least.
by Scribo
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Commentaries on Anabasis
Replies: 24
Views: 7080

Re: Commentaries on Anabasis

That's going to freak me out, since in my head your voice = Augustine's.
by Scribo
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: Tyndale House Greek New Testament
Replies: 3
Views: 2283

Re: Tyndale House Greek New Testament

Interesting! I've been looking for opinions on the book because I'm trying to pick up a GNT.
by Scribo
Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: The Cambridge Grammar of Classical Greek
Replies: 8
Views: 2161

Re: The Cambridge Grammar of Classical Greek

A friend of mine has an advance copy. From what (little) I've seen, I can't really form an opinion. I can't see it replacing the usual suspects amongst budding classicists, however.
by Scribo
Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: The Aeneid drammatic reading
Replies: 4
Views: 1797

Re: The Aeneid drammatic reading

Well Luke it's wonderful to have you back and with such gifts too. A wonderfully expressive, rhythmic, reading. I could just ignore the screen, close my eyes, and visualise.
by Scribo
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Civilization and Culture of the Greeks and Romans
Topic: Homeric depiction from the 15th century BCE Pylos?
Replies: 7
Views: 3421

Re: Homeric depiction from the 15th century BCE Pylos?

I agree that we've got much more from PIE linguistics than Linear B when it comes to Homer. The issue is with the academy: previous generations of scholars on Lin.B were Classicists first and foremost. Their modern descendants are archaeologists and, in classical terms, illiterate.
by Scribo
Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Civilization and Culture of the Greeks and Romans
Topic: women and slaves in late Hellenistic Boeotian Thebes
Replies: 4
Views: 2354

Re: women and slaves in late Hellenistic Boeotian Thebes

Yes, I see that religious pollution means that to murder anyone of whatever status was taboo. But in the case of a slave who would prosecute? In the case of a woman, if the husband claimed his wife died of fever, who would contradict him? Well I certainly wouldn't discount religion as a motivation....
by Scribo
Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Civilization and Culture of the Greeks and Romans
Topic: women and slaves in late Hellenistic Boeotian Thebes
Replies: 4
Views: 2354

Re: women and slaves in late Hellenistic Boeotian Thebes

I'll try to help out where I can, though I'm a little addled, don't have access to my books right now and obviously have to take an Athenian perspective. I mean you're correct in that's what we in essence have to do (we do have a decent amount of legalistic inscriptions/papyri from other periods/pla...
by Scribo
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: "X lines to do" in old novels
Replies: 1
Views: 1074

Re: "X lines to do" in old novels

I can't vouch that what we do today in the UK is the same as Victorian times, but given that the courses haven't changed too much when it comes to reading, it's probably similar. So at the start of each course we're given a reading list of texts divided into α and β. The latter being what you absolu...
by Scribo
Wed May 17, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Help with Roma Aeterna?
Replies: 5
Views: 3963

Re: Help with Roma Aeterna?

Not that I am aware of? I think some of the issues with Orberg are people are expecting to read it as if it were a novel. That's because many of us came to the books after having had some Latin. If you're not struggling with the grammar; well that's something given that's what most people have troub...
by Scribo
Wed May 10, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Studia Pindarica
Replies: 1
Views: 2728

Re: Studia Pindarica

Wonderful find. That and Leslie Kurke's book Traffic in Praise or some such (also available online) were definitely formulative in my thinking on Pindar. Actually, given that we all have near enough the same reading lists probably the entire last generation. Excellent introductions!
by Scribo
Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Richard John Cunliffe Biography
Replies: 7
Views: 4637

Re: Richard John Cunliffe Biography

Nothing in any of the dictionaries of classicists?
by Scribo
Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Hittite cookies!!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1962

Re: Hittite cookies!!!!

Ha, I recall that a PhD student from Cambridge was doing something similar with Lin A/B , Phoenician etc but these are something else. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CYTKi4BUQAAjcuN.jpg Look at that. Incredible. Looks like Babylonian creation myth, but I'm *bad* at this stuff. I know what I'm making fo...
by Scribo
Sat Nov 12, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: Civilization and Culture of the Greeks and Romans
Topic: Greek/Roman "Object of the Day"?
Replies: 6
Views: 3346

Re: Greek/Roman "Object of the Day"?

Salve scribo, That said, I'm sure we could work something out here at text-kit. I could easily generate a 12 object list, with write-up and bibliography. It could be launched via this subforum next month/2017. A 52 list would be more difficult, but I'm sure we could manage that together. Unfortunat...
by Scribo
Wed Nov 02, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: Civilization and Culture of the Greeks and Romans
Topic: Greek/Roman "Object of the Day"?
Replies: 6
Views: 3346

Re: Greek/Roman "Object of the Day"?

You might try Rogue Classicism or something like that. That said, I'm sure we could work something out here at text-kit. I could easily generate a 12 object list, with write-up and bibliography. It could be launched via this subforum next month/2017. A 52 list would be more difficult, but I'm sure w...
by Scribo
Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: How is "Liddell" pronounced?
Replies: 14
Views: 7829

Re: How is "Liddell" pronounced?

"Lidl" what an admirable way of dispelling ambiguity lol. But, yes, it certainly is pronounced thus. I suppose I should cite as my source the fact that literally everybody I've ever known speak the name uses that pronunciation, including his would be hagiographers at Christ Church. Moreover, I've a ...
by Scribo
Fri Jul 01, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Do I understand Caesura?
Replies: 10
Views: 5517

Re: Do I understand Caesura?

Potentially. The caesura on the third foot can be masculine (as post Θεά) or feminine (post μυρί') and I'm sure you can see the difference. Statistically the latter is more common. Together these make up something silly like 97/8% of caesurae in Homer and there is a small remainder in the fourth foo...
by Scribo
Wed Jun 15, 2016 2:23 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Optimized, interactive 85% core vocab e-flashcard deck
Replies: 7
Views: 3065

Re: Optimized, interactive 85% core vocab e-flashcard deck

I think memrise has support for a decent amount of what you want.
by Scribo
Wed Jun 15, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Aeneid 4
Replies: 23
Views: 5051

Re: Aeneid 4

Ha, we used to call her the Trimblenator (sign of endearment, never to her face ofc). Regarding intertextuality I can recommend "Homeric Effects in Vergil’s Narrative" by Barchiesi, newly translated from the Italian. Well, I think it's just been translated, if it's been revised/updated I might scrap...
by Scribo
Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Recovering melodies from ancient Greek documents
Replies: 20
Views: 8632

Re: Recovering melodies from ancient Greek documents

I'll be back at home in a few days, I'll do a quick run through (of West's schema) on my kithara, though I have some disagreements with it and the kithara has much better projection than the phorminx.
by Scribo
Sun May 01, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Can participles get the definite article?
Replies: 5
Views: 2566

Re: Can participles get the definite article?

Yes, participle with article ("arthric participles") exist, it just transforms the article into a substantive. The problem you're having right here is that you're treating these like definite articles, which is a later development and this use is fairly rare in Homer. You should think of think of it...
by Scribo
Mon Apr 25, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Good Tutorials for Basic Video Editing?
Replies: 2
Views: 1937

Good Tutorials for Basic Video Editing?

Oh, would you look at that, my question fits in the title?

Seriously though, are there any basic platforms/tutorials people would recommend?
by Scribo
Mon Apr 25, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Refreshing a language
Replies: 32
Views: 17045

Re: Refreshing a language

Remarkable, I've just finished his Soumission which has caused an extreme amount of fuss internationally. I actually found it to be rather well put together and I admire him for being willing to discuss, and profit from, a problematic feature of our modern society. I'm not sure the French is particu...
by Scribo
Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Translation of Passage in the Confessions
Replies: 10
Views: 3364

Re: Translation of Passage in the Confessions

Can't go wrong with Rossellini, I enjoyed his Socrates immensely. But while we're on additional materials for Augustine's Confessions, I'm going to recommend our own (?) Bedwere's recordings. They're available on librivox and archive.org. They're very good recordings, the voice is now Augustine in m...
by Scribo
Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Vergil's Aeneid
Replies: 108
Views: 42747

Re: Vergil's Aeneid

Ater = something like coal black, or like the black after fire? What would you call that if not coal? the stem also gives us atrium (as in the part of the house we call atrium, presumably where the fireplace would have been originally?) Now, how that contrasts with niger (or if V was even aware of t...
by Scribo
Tue Mar 08, 2016 9:28 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Vergil's Aeneid
Replies: 108
Views: 42747

Re: Vergil's Aeneid

Textkit Aeneid read through orgy? I've already doffed my pants. Commentary wise you have, basically: Bulk: Conington, J. & H. Nettleship (1884), Virgil: the works, with a commentary, Vol. 2, 4th ed.// (1883), Virgil: the works…, Vol. 3, 3th ed. (London) Williams, R. D. (1972), Aeneid 1-6 // (1973), ...
by Scribo
Thu Mar 03, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Re-Organizing the Forums
Replies: 56
Views: 40868

Re: Re-Organizing the Forums

Yes, I think that Theasaurus' option might be a bit too radical. I'm loath to make too big a change to the Latin section since I have been informed that a) Wheelock's is the most popular course in the US and b) M&F's is used a lot for intensive summer schools. If anything, Do'Oge's is the weak link ...
by Scribo
Sun Jan 31, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: Civilization and Culture of the Greeks and Romans
Topic: Intelligence²: Greece vs. Rome
Replies: 15
Views: 5332

Re: Intelligence²: Greece vs. Rome

Mwh is largely right, we refer to it as "Etonian Greek" (or Latin"), though we use the term for ALL of the great public schools, not just Eton. It's certainly not specific to Balliol (or any college for that matter, if I was going to pick on a college it would be bloody Christ Church). It's certainl...
by Scribo
Sun Jan 31, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Re-Organizing the Forums
Replies: 56
Views: 40868

Re: Re-Organizing the Forums

Just to add a few notes to this: I would like to stress again my commmitement to what is in essense the mos maiorum of this forum, I think any changes have to be carefully, very carefully!, considered and I've two worries here: 1) Logistic: Where would all the posts go? We already have a problem in ...
by Scribo
Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Martial really tickled me the other day...
Replies: 7
Views: 2473

Martial really tickled me the other day...

1.38 in particular: Quem recitas meus est, o Fidentine, libellus: sed male cum recitas, incipit esse tuus. I know, it's silly, but having had to sit through a rather inept recitation of poetry earlier it nearly killed me when a friend whipped it out. So, any funny bits of Martial anyone would like t...
by Scribo
Wed Jan 27, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: List of Classics Resources (Online)
Replies: 9
Views: 6676

List of Classics Resources (Online)

http://classicsresources.info/ Is making the rounds currently and may be of interest to many here. You'll notice that we, of course, are listed. :lol: 8)

I am still working on my annotated and tailored resource lists for both languages, but as you can imagine this is more than a little useful.
by Scribo
Sun Dec 20, 2015 5:45 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Neuter Animal Names
Replies: 5
Views: 2246

Re: Neuter Animal Names

If you want Hellenistic era you might be better suited looking for examples where a classical style termination is replaced by a simpler one, often third declensions. So classical όφις (masc) will become ὀφίδιον (neuter) as some point. Though that's almost certainly later than you're looking for and...
by Scribo
Fri Dec 11, 2015 1:24 pm
Forum: Civilization and Culture of the Greeks and Romans
Topic: British Museum
Replies: 20
Views: 9225

Re: British Museum

Cb's suggestion of Cecil Court is a good one for antiquarian books generally (You'll want Bryars & Bryars mainly). You could check out the aptly named "Hellenic Bookservice" over on Fortress Rd. Apt since the store is owned by Cypriot-Greeks and stocks a wide variety of Greek, Latin and modern Greek...
by Scribo
Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:07 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Materials for reading Herodotus
Replies: 38
Views: 26136

Re: Materials for reading Herodotus

I'm about to spend a good two weeks around Asia Minor and so in preparation I'm re-reading a lot of stuff. Admittedly, because I'll spend a good amount of time in The City, I'm reading through the Patria, Laonikos Chalkokondyles and other late writers but obviously Herodotus is on there. Well I acci...
by Scribo
Sat Nov 28, 2015 10:34 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: preposition/case questions
Replies: 13
Views: 3667

Re: preposition/case questions

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Jokes aside, 1) review your grammar, 2) write down your own specific examples, 3) read. The only way things will set in.